Cape Town Opera & Northern Chamber Orchestra
Adrian Kelly conductor
To mark the opening of the Festival’s 40th Anniversary season, singers from the Buxton Festival Company combine with the visiting young artists from Cape Town Opera Young Artists Programme as well as rising stars from the Royal Northern College of Music for a celebratory concert. The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be in the pit, conducted by incoming Artistic Director, Adrian Kelly.
They will present works from well-loved works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet and Johann Strauss II. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute are two of his most enduring masterpieces. We will hear scenes from the beginning of one work and the rousing conclusion of the latter. Bizet’s Carmen boasts perhaps more memorable tunes than any other in the repertoire, including the ‘Habanera’, and the ‘Toreador Song’. And finally, Strauss’ greatest operetta, Die Fledermaus conjures up the decadent world of fin-de-siècle Vienna.
All funds from this evening’s performance will go to the Buxton Festival Foundation to grow an endowment fund to ensure the long term stability and development of BIF. Join us to support the festival for future generations to enjoy.